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Hours Of Sleep Per Night
No: Generally the ideal amount of sleep is felt to be 7 hours, with a range of 6-8 hours. There is good evidence that sleeping only 5 hours a night is bad for health. Sleep deprivation can lead to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, depression and possibly shortened life span. It also impairs mental performance. For more patient information see: http://bit.ly/1JojUIM and http://bit.ly/1BiyDDl ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For most, no: Ideal is about 7.5-8.5 for an adult ...Read more
Delta phase sleep: There are several phases of sleep and one of the most important levels for maximum rest and renovation is delta phase. This is the deepest level of sleep in which hgh (human growth hormone) is released and in adults provides one of the most potented hormones that naturally helps prevent tissue and organ breakdown. It may be that you have a sleep disorder preventing this level of sleep. ...Read more
Are 7-8 hours of sleep per night enough sometimes I get 9 I'm an adult. Is that a healthy amount or do I need 10-12?
Sleep hygiene: First practice sleep hygiene (type term in browser for details). Take melatonin two hours before desired sleep time. Purchase and faithfully wear blue-blocker sunglasses to block stimulation of the ganglion cells of the retina which, in bright light (such as in front of a computer like I am now) send a message to the brain that it is not time to sleep. No caffeine and no alcohol. ...Read more
I'm curious if there are long-term effects to losing sleep temporarily. Context here is that I have a project I'm working on, and I'm only getting 4-5 hours of sleep per night. This will only last for a month or two. Should I be concerned ab
Sleep for life: Studies have shown that a healthy adult should get 7-9 hours sleep a night. Chronic sleep deprivation is associated with significant health issues such as early death, cardiovascular disease and hypertension. If the sleep deprivation is short-term due to work then this effect won't be as significant, but remember that concentration & productivity is improved on a full night's sleep! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get around 7-8 hours of sleep per night, but always feel more tired in the morning than i did going to bed. I never feel rested enough. Advice?
Less than 6 hours of sleep per night. Does this really increase the risk of sudden death? I have a heart condition and don't sleep much. Am I at risk?
Always tired,i eat clean,work out 5 days a week and get 8 plus hours of sleep per night. Im so exhausted that its hard to function what could b wrong?
See your Doctor: Congratulations, you are already doing the right things! Unless you are over exercising or not resting enough ( which could make you feel exhausted all the time), you should see your Doctor. He can do a complete Hx. and PE and check Laboratory tests to R/O problems commonly found in your age group. Anemia from menstruation, Mononucleosis (kissing disease), or hormonal imbalances like thyroid. ...Read more
How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night? Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours? Would i perform better at work if i did? Would i remem
Sleep : Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. There are those few select individuals who can get by with fewer hours of sleep and be unaffected by it and there are others that require more. The key is getting to a level of rem sleep, so called because it is noted that the eyes move rapidly. This is the most restful stage of sleep where the body recharges itself. Individuals cycle into and out of rem sleep several times a night. This is why it is important to have a sufficient amount of time asleep in order for the body to recover from a days activities. The most important aspect of sleep is to maintain a regular sleep and wake pattern seven days a week. Follow the link for information regarding good sleep habits. ...Read more
Sleep pattern's a mess. Sometimes I also sleep during the day, and at night I sleep between 3-11 hours. How many HOURS "should" I sleep per night? Thx
About 8: Definitely don't spend more than eight hours in the bed at night and if you cannot sleep leave the bedroom. Don't sleep during the day since you have insomnia at night. It sounds like your circaidian rhythm needs to be reorganized so keep a set wake time i.e. 7AM and try to sleep at 11PM but if you are not sleepy then just go to bed when you are sleepy. Eventually you will build a a sleep drive. ...Read more
Long-term Ambien (zolpidem) use vs. 4-6 hours of broken sleep per night? 5mg Zolpedem has ostensibly cured my life-long insomnia. Any reason not to continue?
How can I overcome hypersomnia caused by gabapentin? Am needing 10 hours sleep per night minimum and still need caffeine in morning to function
Depends: The sleep requirement varies with age, physical & mental activity levels. Infants start at 14h/d decline to 8-10 in mid childhood & increase in puberty. In older adults with a simple lifestyle 7-8 hrs is considered good. However, issues like sleep apnea will make this less than adequate until the problem is treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many hours of sleep per 24hr does an elderly person need? 92 walks. Makes many loud breathing sounds at night but asleep; cat naps during the day
She sleeps whenever: The amount of sleep may not change but habbit of sleep will over time. When young, u have to work and have other responsibilties to accomplish during day, thus needing to sleep at night. At 92, she does not have to get up early, so sleeps whenever she wants, naps whenever convenient. As long as she feels well and active when up, she is fine. She got to 92! she sleeps when she needs it! :-)). ...Read more
No less than 9: The growing teen is faced with many choices but needs to take care of his/her sleep if they are to function well. While growing, no less than 9 hours of sleep/24hrs is needed. After their linear growth has stopped, they can sometimes get by on 8. Some will need more based on sports participation or heavy study. Events like sleep walking and sleep talking are evidence they're sleep deprived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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